Joining the dots for ‘street view’ of single human cells
Dayong Jin is a scientist on a novel mission – to apply the principles of Google’s street-view mapping tool to disease diagnostics.
Over the next five years, the UTS physicist will use the discoveries he has made in super-resolution imaging and high-performance sensors – namely Super Dots and Hyper Dots – to meet his “ambitious goal” of being able to zoom in on the workings of a single human cell.
Heart-attack risk among people with diabetes and the mechanisms that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics are two urgent medical issues in his sights.
“Human beings have a long history of making and using maps. Satellite technology has given us the images for global maps while cameras used at street level allow us to zoom in and know exactly where we are,” says Professor Jin, who has today won the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
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